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Heat Dust - "I Warm My Hands" (audio) (premiere)

Metal meets the darker side of post-punk on this brooding new track by the New Orleans band.

One of the more interesting developments in heavy music over the last few years has been the increased hybridization of metal and vintage post-punk. With Grave Pleasures, Psalm Zero, Atriarch, and Vaura leading the underground charge, New Orleans band Heat Dust have followed suit with the hard-charging, primal, gothic strains of their self-titled debut, which is slated to come out 25 September on The Flenser.

The lurching yet oddly graceful "I Warm My Hands" is one of the album's more murkily meditative tracks, and is where the band's goth influences creep to the surface thanks to its martial beats, chanted vocals, and atonal guitar flourishes. Says guitarist and singer Jasper den Hartigh, "Lyrically, it started by being about a really stressful dream I had and ended up taking on a whole different meaning…"

Catch Heat Dust on tour this fall with Thou and the Body:

10/11 NEW ORLEANS, LA - SISTERS IN CHRIST (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) W/ TV-MA (NO THOU/BODY)

10/12 AUSTIN, TX - SIDEWINDER W/ BROTHER/GHOST, ILLUSTRATIONS, CARL SAGAN’S SKATE SHOES (NO THOU/BODY)

10/13 SAN ANTONIO, TX - PAPER TIGER W/ PINKO, SIGNALMAN (NO THOU BODY)

10/15 TUCSON, AZ - 191 TOOLE AT SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST W/ IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, ABSTRACTOR, HANTA, GALE, METHRA

10/16 SANTA FE, NM - THE CAVE (1226 CALLE DE COMMERCIO) W/ YAR, BATHHOUSE, SYLPH

10/17 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - MATINEE AT FLUX CAPACITOR (3530 N. CHELTON LOOP) W/ THOU SOLO SET, ALONE

10/17 DENVER, CO - GLOB (3551 BRIGHTON BLVD.) W/ ECHO BEDS, BLOOD INCANTATION, VERMIN WOMB

10/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - KILBY COURT (750 KILBY COURT) W/ SUB ROSA, BLOOD INCANTATION

10/19 RENO - HOLLAND (140 VESTA ST.) W/ DISSIDENCE

10/19 CHICO - LATE SHOW W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/20 PORTLAND, OR - BLACKWATER

10/21 SEATTLE, WA - GROUND ZERO MUSIC PROGRAM W/ THOU (NO BODY)

10/21 SEATTLE, WA - THE BLACK LODGE W/ NEGATIVE STANDARDS, DREAM DECAY

10/22 OLYMPIA, WA - PALACE STUMP HOUSE (2639 28TH ST. NW) W/ GAG, EOS

10/23 PORTLAND, OR - MATINEE AT ANARRE W/ THOU SOLO SET, BODY SOLO SET, HREINN

10/23 SALEM, OR - WISP HOUSE (805 CHURCH STREET) W/ , BLOOD INCANTATION, NO TRIAL

10/24 ASHLAND, OR - MATINEE AT CLUB 66 (1951 ASHLAND ST.) W/ THOU SOLO SET, HERMITS, CLAIRE BURGESS

10/24 EUREKA, CA - VET’S HALL (1018 H STREET)

10/25 SANTA ROSA, CA - MATINEE AT TBA W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/25 BERKELEY, CA - 924 GILMAN W/ RAGANA, THOU AND THE BODY SOLO SETS

10/26 SANTA CRUZ, CA - MATINEE AT CAFE PERGOLESI W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/26 OAKLAND, CA - THE METRO (630 3RD ST.) W/ NO STATIK, SBSM

10/27 OAKLAND, CA - MATINEE AT 1234GO! RECORDS W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/27 SACRAMENTO, CA - THE COLONY (3512 STOCKTON BLVD.) W/ GEHENNA, THEORIES

10/28 SAN LUIS OBISPO - SLO GRANGE (2880 BROAD ST.) W/ HOLLOW SUNSHINE, DISGUSTED GEIST

10/29 GOLETA, CA - THE HARD TO FIND (7190 HOLLISTER AVE) W/ DROOL

10/30 SAN DIEGO, CA - STRONGHOLD (5335 MARKET STREET) W/ CATHARSIS, TRASH AXIS, AGE OF COLLAPSE

10/31 SILVER LAKE, CA - LOS GLOBOS W/ CATHARSIS, FULL OF HELL, GEHENNA, THEORIES, THOU NIRVANA COVERS SET

11/01 LOS ANGELES, CA - THE SMELL W/ CATHARSIS

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